Blueberry Cream Pie

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If you’re looking for the perfect summertime dessert, look no further than this Blueberry Cream Pie. Juicy blueberries, rich custard filling, and coconut graham cracker crust make a winning combination for an epic dessert.

blueberry cream pie in a white pie dish with a slice removed.

First and foremost, it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors. The juicy blueberries provide a burst of tartness that’s perfectly balanced out by the creamy filling and crunchy crust.

Speaking of the crust, I decided to mix things up a bit and add some coconut to my graham cracker crust. Why not, right? The more flavors we can bring to this pie party, the better.

But it’s not just the flavors that make this pie stand out – it’s also the texture. The filling is velvety smooth and just the right amount of thickness to hold up the juicy blueberries without overpowering them.

I love a delicious blueberry recipe and this is one of my favorites. If do too, be sure to check out my collection of amazing blueberry recipes.

slice of blueberry cream pie on a white plate with a fork and a whole pie behind it.

Every ingredient in this pie is there for a reason, and they all work together to create a truly delicious dessert. So whether you’re enjoying a slice on a warm summer day or at a holiday gathering, you can be sure that this blueberry cream pie will be a crowd-pleaser.

Talk about magic. This is the type of dessert that summers are made for! Creamy custard, tart berries, and a little crunch in the crust. It’s heaven in a pie pan. Plus, it would make a fabulous and festive 4th of July dessert! I know you’re going to love it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bursting with Summertime Flavor: Blueberries are at their peak during the summer, offering a vibrant and refreshing taste that perfectly complements the season.
  • Perfect Balance of Sweetness: The recipe strikes the ideal balance between sweetness and tartness, ensuring a dessert that’s not overly sugary but still indulgent.
  • Unique Coconut Graham Cracker Crust: The coconut-infused graham cracker crust adds a tasty twist to the traditional pie, enhancing its flavor profile and giving it a delightful crunch.
  • Versatile and Customizable: While this recipe is fantastic as is, you can also personalize it by adding other fruits or incorporating different toppings to suit your preferences.
  • Crowd-Pleaser Dessert: Blueberry cream pie is a universally loved dessert, making it an excellent choice for family gatherings, parties, or potlucks. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone who tries it.

whole blueberry cream pie in a while pie dish on a cooling rack.

Ingredients

To create this delectable Blueberry Cream Pie, you’ll need a few key ingredients. I’ll break it up by layers to make it a bit easier for you to follow.

Coconut Graham Cracker Crust:

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • shredded sweetened coconut
  • granulated sugar
  • butter

Custard Filling:

  • whole milk
  • eggs
  • granulated sugar
  • cornstarch
  • vanilla extract
  • butter

Blueberry Topping:

  • fresh blueberries (You can use frozen. Just thaw and drain off any juice.)
  • water
  • granulated sugar
  • cornstarch
  • lemon juice
  • butter

How to Make

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to put this blueberry cream pie together. You can find the step-by-step instructions below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Begin by making the custard as it will require some time to cool. In a small saucepan, cook milk, egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in vanilla and butter. For your convenience, there is a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.
  2. Transfer custard to a bowl, press plastic wrap onto the surface (to prevent a skin from forming on the custard) and refrigerate for about two hours.
  3. For the crust, begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, sugar, and melted butter until combined. Press mixture evenly into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate. Bake for seven minutes. Allow the crust to cool.
coconut, sugar, and crushed graham crackers in a bowl.
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix one cup of blueberries with sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook two minutes to thicken while stirring. Stir in lemon juice and butter. Remove from heat and let cool. Gently stir in remaining three cups of blueberries.
graham crackers crust in a pie dish filled with vanilla custard.
adding the blueberry layer onto a blueberry cream pie with graham cracker crust.
  1. Finally, spread the chilled custard into the bottom of the chilled coconut graham cracker crust. Top with the berry mixture and refrigerate until set. About three hours.

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All that’s left to do is slice, serve, and savor!

whole blueberry cream pie in a pie dish on a cooling rack.

Recipe Variations

Let’s talk about how to switch up the classic blueberry cream pie recipe for even more delicious variations.

  • One easy way to change things up is to swap out the type of fruit you use. Instead of blueberries, consider using raspberries, strawberries, or even peaches for a unique twist on this classic dessert. 
  • If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try adding in some spices to your filling. A pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg can add a warm, cozy flavor to your pie. Want a little tang? Try adding a bit of lemon zest or juice to the filling for a refreshing twist. 
  • Another fun way to mix things up is to experiment with different crusts. Instead of the traditional graham cracker crust, try making a crust out of crushed cookies or even a chocolate crust for a decadent twist. 

With these simple variations, you can create a whole new dessert each time you make blueberry cream pie.

up close slice of blueberry cream pie on a white plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can! Just be sure to thaw and drain them before using in the pie.

Can I use a pre-made pie crust?

Absolutely! While homemade crust can be delicious, a pre-made crust will work just as well if you’re short on time or don’t feel confident in your crust-making abilities.

Can I use a different type of fruit instead of blueberries?

A: Yes, you can! This pie works well with other berries such as raspberries or blackberries. Just keep in mind that you may need to adjust the sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can! This pie can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Can I freeze this pie?

While it is possible to freeze this pie, the texture of the filling may change slightly once thawed. I recommend enjoying it fresh if possible. 

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to impress your friends and family with the perfect blueberry cream pie. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t regret it!

blueberry cream pie in a pie dish with a slice taken out.

In conclusion, this blueberry cream pie is the ultimate summer dessert that will impress your guests and satisfy your sweet cravings. With its bursting blueberries and rich custard, it’s no surprise why this classic recipe is a favorite among many.

More Pie Recipes You May Enjoy

I hope you’ll try this delicious blueberry cream pie. I know you’re going to love it! If you do, please stop back and leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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Blueberry Cream Pie

This Blueberry Cream Pie will quickly become a favorite in your arsenal of summer dessert recipes. Graham cracker crust, creamy custard, and sweet blueberries make a winning combination!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, blueberry pie, custard, graham cracker
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 427kcal

Ingredients

Coconut Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted

Custard Filling:

Blueberry Topping:

Instructions

  • Begin by making the custard as it will require some time to cool. In a small saucepan, cook milk, egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in vanilla and butter. Transfer custard to a bowl, press plastic wrap onto the surface (to prevent a skin from forming on the custard) and refrigerate for about two hours.
  • For the crust, begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, sugar, and melted butter until combined. Press mixture evenly into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow the crust to cool.
  • In a medium saucepan, mix one cup of blueberries with sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook two minutes to thicken while stirring. Stir in lemon juice and butter. Remove from heat and let cool. Gently stir in remaining three cups of blueberries.
  • Finally, spread the chilled custard into the bottom of the chilled coconut graham cracker crust. Top with the berry mixture and refrigerate until set. About three hours.
  • Slice, serve, and savor!

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe Adapted from Country Living.

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